Benny Goodman



Benny Goodman

Rating
Active
1926 to 1986
Born
May 30, 1909 in Chicago
Died
June 13, 1986
Location
Chicago, IL, United States
A.K.A.
clarinetist and bandleader
Genres
Pop
Biography
Benny Goodman, born Benjamin David Goodman, (May 30, 1909 - June 13, 1986) was an American jazz musician, known as King of Swing, Patriarch of the Clarinet, The Professor, and Swing's Senior Statesman. Goodman was regarded by some as a demanding taskmaster, by others an arrogant and eccentric martinet. Many musicians spoke of The Ray, Goodman's trademark glare that he bestowed on a musician who failed to perform to his demanding standards. Anita O'Day and Helen Forrest spoke bitterly of their experiences singing with Goodman. "The twenty or so months I spent with Benny felt like twenty years," said Forrest.
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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Compact Jazz: Benny Goodman

Compact Jazz: Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman May 19, 2014

15 Tracks

The Blue Room

The Blue Room

Benny Goodman March 21, 2014

20 Tracks

Plays Jimmy Mundy

Plays Jimmy Mundy

Benny Goodman February 24, 2014

21 Tracks

Sometimes I'm Happy

Sometimes I'm Happy

Benny Goodman January 12, 2014

22 Tracks

Die Legenden des Jazz - Benny Goodman

Die Legenden des Jazz - Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman February 1, 2013

18 Tracks

Classics for Clarinet (1938-1946)

Classics for Clarinet (1938-1946)

Benny Goodman January 8, 2013

13 Tracks

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